Today we took a free tour around Madrid with Feel the City Tours. Aside from experiencing the food and capturing the culture, people and scenery on camera, I enjoy learning about the history of the city. I would have minored in history in college but at the time I thought I'd be a psychology major and was therefore minoring in journalism. Here are some things I learned about Madrid.
When the Romans conquered Spain in about 200 something B.C., they called the land "Hispania" which when you do your language history traces back to the term "land of the hare." Yeah. Spain was once the land of rabbits!
Last fun fact: all roads start in Madrid. You can find the 0.0 km mark at the Puerto del Sol.